Tall Legras Vase Enamelled With Irises c1898
Heading : A tall Legras glass vase
Date : c1898
Origin : Saint Denis, Paris
Colour : Frosted ground , polychrome irises. Speckled gilded rim
Bowl : Tapered , internal optical moulding
Pontil : Polished
Glass Type : Soda
Size : 35cm tall,
Condition : Excellent, no chips or cracks
Restoration : None
Weight : 1014 grams
Not all legras pieces are marked and this is more evident with earlier pieces.
A vase of identical height with the same optical moulding and gilding but enamelled with cyclamens is inlcuded within the 1898 Legras catalogue and described as a "Vase Lamartine" perhaps named after the French romantic poet. Irises were a favoured decorative these of the late 19th century. After Japan became open to trade with the West then its influence permeated all branches of the arts and design. In Japan Irises have an association with royalty and there are gardens dedicated to the celebration of this plant.
The most famous depictions of Irises have ot be those painted by Van Gogh in the latter part of his life when incarcerated in an asylum in Provence 1889-1890. It is anyones guess what the Field of Irises painting woud be worth today, perhaps £50M.
At under £500 this has to repreent an aritistic arbitrage opportunity
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